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The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Any cured, smoked, or preserved meats, cheeses, and accompanying sides that you would serve on a charcuterie board.

The next time that you have a game night, or just want to have some friends over to look at your new tile, don’t roll out a simple cheese plate, show your friends who the host (or hostess) supreme is with an awesome charcuterie board. Charcuterie is a branch of French cooking devoted to preparing meat products like bacon, ham, and sausage. For centuries, chefs have been pairing cured meats with fruits and cheeses that perfectly accent their dining choices, and now you, too, can impress your friends and family with heaps of salty meats and cheeses after checking out this list of the best charcuterie board ideas.

If you’re looking for an easy and fairly inexpensive way to make your next get together or book club meeting memorable, look no further than this list of creative items to perfect your charcuterie board, meat tray, or elegant cheese platter. If you’ve never put together a charcuterie board before, don’t worry! The items on this list might sound like they’re only available in a hidden French chateau, but everything here is available at your local grocery store, and pretty fairly priced.

Now that we’ve helped you put together your perfect charcuterie board with this list of out of the box ingredients, we fully expect to be invited to your next party. Just make sure you buy lots of cheese and keep the drinks flowing .Use these ideas to spice up your charcuterie board, and let us know if you have any hot tips for the next fancy dining party.
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Sourdough Baguette is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Sourdough Baguette
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Prosciutto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
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Grapes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Grapes
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Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
JannecaJohnson-White added Gouda cheese
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Dry-Cured Sausage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Dry-Cured Sausage
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Cashews is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Cashews
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Almonds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Almonds
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Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
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Olives is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
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Triple-Creme Brie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Triple-Creme Brie
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Honey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
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Chorizo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
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Sopressata is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Sopressata
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Water Crackers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Water Crackers
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Smooth Goat Cheese is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Smooth Goat Cheese
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Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
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Aged Balsamic Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Aged Balsamic Vinegar
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Croissant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
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Prosecco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Prosecco
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Fresh Figs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Fresh Figs
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Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
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Manchego cheese is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
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Dried Apricots is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Dried Apricots
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Bacon Wrapped Dates is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Bacon Wrapped Dates
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Dried Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Dried Cranberries